Auburn Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks, NCAA Basketball Odds, Las Vegas Betting, Picks and Prediction

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When: 6:30 PM ET, Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Where: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
TV: 6:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network

Team  Spread Money Line Total
Auburn Tigers +9.5 (-110) +390 138.5 -110
South Carolina Gamecocks -9.5 (-110) -480 138.5 -110

The fans at Colonial Life Arena will be treated to a game between the Auburn Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks when they take their seats on Tuesday.

ABOUT AUBURN (13-6, 3-4 SEC): Wiley, an early high-school graduate who joined the Tigers in December, is averaging 8.6 points on 55.8 percent shooting through 10 games (nine starts). Fellow freshman Mustapha Heron has scored in double figures in all 19 games this season and leads Auburn in scoring at 15.6 points per game. Freshman Danjel Purifoy returned after missing three games with an ankle injury, scoring five points in 29 minutes.

ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA (15-4, 5-1 SEC): Senior guard Sindarius Thornwell did his part to make up for Dozier’s absence Saturday, scoring a career-high 34 points while going 14-of-15 from the free-throw line. The Gamecocks have been one of the best teams in the nation in defending opposing shots – fourth in the country at 37.4 percent – but Kentucky finished Saturday at 58.3 percent from the field. South Carolina has won 27 of its past 31 home games.

Oddsmakers currently have the Gamecocks listed as 9.5-point favorites versus the Tigers, while the game’s total is sitting at 138.5.

No. 24 South Carolina looks to start a new winning streak in SEC play when it hosts Auburn on Tuesday, three days after suffering its first conference defeat at fourth-ranked Kentucky. The Gamecocks, who were short-handed in that loss to the Wildcats, hope sophomore guard P.J. Dozier can play Tuesday after missing the Kentucky game with back spasms.

“The goal is to get him on the court,” South Carolina coach Frank Martin told reporters on Monday, adding Dozier – who averages 14.6 points while shooting 39.7 percent from 3-point range – had treatment Sunday and Monday. The Tigers punctuated a perfect 2-0 week with a solid 20-point home victory over in-state rival Alabama on Saturday. Freshman center Austin Wiley earned SEC freshman of the week honors after averaging 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in Auburn’s two games last week, scoring a career-best 19 points against Alabama. “I grew up in the rivalry,” said Wiley, who is from Alabama. “I just wanted to continue the legacy and just beat Alabama.”

In their last action, South Carolina was a 85-69 loser on the road against Wildcats. They failed to cover the +14-point spread as underdogs.

Auburn was a 84-64 winner in its last match at home against Crimson Tide. They covered the -1-point spread as favorites.

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Auburn:
Team record: 13-6 SU,10-7 ATS
Auburn is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn’s last 6 games
Auburn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

South Carolina:
Team record: 15-4 SU,9-8 ATS
South Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
South Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of South Carolina’s last 7 games

Next up:
Auburn at TCU Saturday, January 28
South Carolina at Missouri Saturday, January 28

COLLEGE HOOPS UPDATES
1. Thornwell is averaging 20.2 points per game in six contests since returning from suspension.

2. Auburn leads the SEC in free-throw attempts (513), but is shooting just 68.4 percent from the line (10th in the league).

3. The Gamecocks lead the conference and are in the top 10 nationally in scoring defense (60.7).
Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Auburn Tigers will cover the spread at +9.5 and the game will stay under 138.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: South Carolina 68, Auburn 62 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

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